Why do we Pray? The answer is in the Lord's Prayer.

Why do we pray? We Follow the biblical prayer example left by Jesus.

The Lord's Prayer shows us how to pray to God.

Our prayers should include praise, prayer to do God's will, prayer for deliverence, prayer for our needs and for forgiveness.

The Lord's prayer begins with Our Father who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name Thy kingdom come....

Jesus begans his prayer with adoration and praise to God.

So, why should we pray?

We should pray to worship and praise God.

Bible Verses on Prayer answer Why do we Pray?

1 Chronicles 16:25

For great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; he is to be feared above all gods.

Psalm 96:2

Sing to the LORD, praise his name; proclaim his salvation day after day.

Psalm 96:4

For great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; he is to be feared above all gods.

Psalm 97:12

Rejoice in the LORD, you who are righteous, and praise his holy name.

Psalm 102:18

Let this be written for a future generation, that a people not yet created may praise the LORD

Why do we pray? To offer Praise to God. More Bible Verses on prayer.

Psalm 103

Bless the LORD, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His holy name!

Bless the LORD, O my soul, And forget not all His benefits:

Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases,

Who redeems your life from destruction, Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies,

Who satisfies your mouth with good things, So that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

1 Samuel 2:1

Then Hannah prayed and said: My heart rejoices in the LORD; in the LORD my horn is lifted high. My mouth boasts over my enemies, for I delight in your deliverance.

Psalm 100 (NKJV Bible Verse)

Make a joyful shout to the LORD, all you lands!

Serve the LORD with gladness; Come before His presence with singing.

Know that the LORD, He is God; It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; We are His people and the sheep of His pasture. Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, And into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.

For the LORD is good; His mercy is everlasting, And His truth endures to all generations.

Exodus 15:2

The LORD is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation. He is my God, and I will praise him, my father's God, and I will exalt him.

The Lords Prayer continues with... Thy will be done in earth as it is in heaven.

Why do we pray? We pray for guidance to do God's will.

Bible Verses of Prayer for Guidence on Why do we Pray.

Psalm 5:8

Lead me, O LORD, in your righteousness because of my enemies— make straight your way before me.

Psalm 16:6-8

I will praise the LORD, who counsels me; even at night my heart instructs me.

I have set the LORD always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.

Psalm 25:7-9

Good and upright is the LORD; therefore he instructs sinners in his ways.

He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them his way.

Psalm 32

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you.

Do not be like the horse or the mule, which have no understanding but must be controlled by bit and bridle or they will not come to you.

Many are the woes of the wicked, but the LORD's unfailing love surrounds the man who trusts in him.

Rejoice in the LORD and be glad, you righteous; sing, all you who are upright in heart!

...Give us this day our daily bread. Jesus continued to pray in the Lords Prayer.

Why do we pray? We pray for the needs in our life.

Bible verses on Prayer.

Philippians 4:19

And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.

2 Corinthians 9:7-9

Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.

Matthew 6:7-9

And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words.

Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.

Romans 12:13

Share with God's people who are in need. Practice hospitality.

Psalm 86

Hear, O LORD, and answer me, for I am poor and needy.

Psalm 72:12

For he will deliver the needy who cry out, the afflicted who have no one to help.

More Bible Verses on Why do we Pray.

Psalm 116:6

The LORD protects the simplehearted; when I was in great need, he saved me.

Philippians 4:5-7

Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Job 22:21-23

"Submit to God and be at peace with him; in this way prosperity will come to you.

Psalm 25:11-13

Who, then, is the man that fears the LORD ? He will instruct him in the way chosen for him.

He will spend his days in prosperity, and his descendants will inherit the land.

Proverbs 28:20

A faithful man will abound with blessings, But he who hastens to be rich will not go unpunished.

Proverbs 10:22

The blessing of the LORD makes one rich, And He adds no sorrow with it.

Proverbs 22:9

He who has a generous eye will be blessed, For he gives of his bread to the poor.

Forgive us our debt as we forgive our debtors.

Why do we pray? We pray for forgiveness.

Forgiveness that God does not with hold if we do not with hold forgiveness to others.

Matthew 6:14-15

“For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.

But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

Matthew 18:20-22

Then Peter came to Him and said, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Up to seven times?”

Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven.

Matthew 18:34-35

And his master was angry, and delivered him to the torturers until he should pay all that was due to him.

“So My heavenly Father also will do to you if each of you, from his heart, does not forgive his brother his trespasses.”

Mark 2:7

“Why does this Man speak blasphemies like this? Who can forgive sins but God alone?”

Matthew 9:6

But that you may know that the Son of Man has power on earth to forgive sins—He said to the man who was paralyzed, “I say to you, arise, take up your bed, and go to your house.”

Why do we Pray? More Bible Verses on Prayer Continued.

Luke 6:37

“Judge not, and you shall not be judged. Condemn not, and you shall not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.

Mark 11:25-26

“And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him, that your Father in heaven may also forgive you your trespasses.

But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father in heaven forgive your trespasses.”

Luke 17:2-4

Take heed to yourselves. If your brother sins against you,rebuke him; and if he repents, forgive him.

And if he sins against you seven times in a day, and seven times in a day returns to you, saying, ‘I repent,’ you shall forgive him.”

Luke 5:15

And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.

1 John 1:9

If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

...delever us from evil.

Why do we pray? We pray for our deliverence. Deliverence from sin that brings about emotions of guilt and heaviness. Deliverence from our sickness and disease. God is able.

Healing Bible Verses on Why do we Pray?

Psalm 41:4

I said, "O LORD, have mercy on me; heal me, for I have sinned against you.

Psalm 103:2-4

Praise the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits-

who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases,

who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion,

Psalm 6:2

Be merciful to me, LORD, for I am faint; O LORD, heal me, for my bones are in agony.

More Bible Verses on Why do we pray.

Psalm 30:2

O LORD my God, I called to you for help and you healed me.

2 Kings 20:5

"Go back and tell Hezekiah, the leader of my people, 'This is what the LORD, the God of your father David, says: I have heard your prayer and seen your tears; I will heal you. On the third day from now you will go up to the temple of the LORD.

2 Chronicles 7:14

If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

Why do we Pray? We pray because our Saviour prayed.

Bible Verses on Prayer shows that Jesus prayed for himself, and for others. He prayed for us, he even blessed his food. He is the perfect example of Why do we pray.

Mark 1:35

Now in the morning, having risen a long while before daylight, He went out and departed to a solitary place; and there He prayed.

John 17:1

Jesus spoke these words, lifted up His eyes to heaven, and said: “Father, the hour has come. Glorify Your Son, that Your Son also may glorify You,

John 17:15-18

I do not pray that You should take them out of the world, but that You should keep them from the evil one.

They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world.

Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth.

As You sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world.

John 17:20

“I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word;

I do not pray that You should take them out of the world, but that You should keep them from the evil one.

They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world.

Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth.

As You sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world.

Matthew 14:19

Then He commanded the multitudes to sit down on the grass. And He took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, He blessed and broke and gave the loaves to the disciples; and the disciples gave to the multitudes.

Why do we pray? To be alone with God.

Matthew 14:23

And when He had sent the multitudes away, He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray. Now when evening came, He was alone there.

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